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by ljjames
Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Diving Education (Recreational)
Topic: Dramatic Change at the Richmond Beach Saltwater Park
Replies: 6
Views: 590

Re: Dramatic Change at the Richmond Beach Saltwater Park

Biodiversity is on a declining trend in the Puget sound and Salish Sea on a whole due to a number of factors. It’s not the same as it was 20-30 years ago. To write things like this off as ‘eh don’t worry about it, just a cycle’ does a disservice. Maybe it is a cycle, maybe it’s a harbinger if things...
by ljjames
Mon Aug 26, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Diving Education (Recreational)
Topic: Dramatic Change at the Richmond Beach Saltwater Park
Replies: 6
Views: 590

Re: Dramatic Change at the Richmond Beach Saltwater Park

I'm with Yellow eye here... i have not seen a cycle like 'gone one year back the next', The cycle i'm used to is beds waning over the winter and come back in spring but not change dramatically same time of year same site unless as yellow eye mentions something changed in the near shore or there was ...
by ljjames
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Water Temperatures Past 45 Months
Replies: 7
Views: 319

Re: Water Temperatures Past 45 Months

Was your max depth the same on every dive? How much do you think the water temperature changes over the course of a year in Puget Sound? During the last 45 months I have collected 247 water temperature measurements using the same Shearwater Petrel 2. When I dive multiple times per day at the same si...
by ljjames
Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3112
Views: 286165

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Vis is holding, c2 noon on Wednesday still a solid 30 at 30...
by ljjames
Mon Jul 29, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3112
Views: 286165

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Yesterday, cove 2, didn’t even bother with a tank, sent my emissary instead ;)

https://youtu.be/tPM2iiV6VCY
by ljjames
Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Sea Stars are Back!!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 430

Re: Sea Stars are Back!!!!

+1 to what yelloweye said

Also it’s not Fukushima, that has been debunked like 10,000 times.

H2O, What species did you see in mass? Did you get pictures or video? I know Dr Harvell would love to see them.
by ljjames
Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3112
Views: 286165

Re: Viz Reports Thread

vis on the beams (at cove 2) today was EPIC!!!!! Even in the shallows (on the low tide) it was pleasant 10-15. beneath ~35-40' it was breathtaking. it wasn't that winter teal 80' we've seen now and then but its some of the better late spring vis I've seen in years.
by ljjames
Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3112
Views: 286165

Re: Viz Reports Thread

vis at cove 2 on the i-beams was insanely awesome today... easily 50+ feet. 10-15 in the shallows. A wonderful respite from the pea soup of a week or so ago. ambient light was just dreamy..... Get while the gettin' is good :)

https://youtu.be/i37JC13uIBg
by ljjames
Sat Jun 01, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3112
Views: 286165

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Alki Junkyard Friday, a bit worse than Thursday, and the just starting ebb downwelling was in fine form, with eelgrass and ulva tumbling down the slope. (When the water piling over the point on it’s way out in makes a fun downwelling at the Junkyard)

Photo from ~55’ on high tide
by ljjames
Fri May 31, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3112
Views: 286165

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Alki Junkyard 5/30, very plankton-murky in top 30 3-5’, Cleared up to 10-15 at 40-50’. High tide, light ebb. Baby wolfie in residence.
by ljjames
Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Best options for cold water/warm water hybrid bp&w rig
Replies: 9
Views: 991

Re: Best options for cold water/warm water hybrid bp&w rig

If you are not lugging doubles into the water I’ve found the OMS I-Q lite to be fantastic for my dual purpose needs. The 37lb wing and soft pack/harness pack super small and light for travel. I have had no issues dragging around HP100’s or CCR with multiple battery packs for video lighting and suit ...
by ljjames
Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3112
Views: 286165

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Cove 2, Monday

(If you Watch in youtube app you can sweep around, if you have google cardboard it’s 3D)

by ljjames
Thu Oct 25, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: Insta360 One X in dive housing
Replies: 3
Views: 684

Insta360 One X in dive housing

Got the new little consumer 360 camera from Insta360, the One X. They also sell a little Dive housing rated to 30' / 60min

The housing is tiny and I was able to slip it sideways into the den of the Octopus den under the bow of the Honeybear....

Enjoy!

by ljjames
Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: Spearfishing in seattle area
Replies: 3
Views: 6252

Re: Spearfishing in seattle area

Recommendation is to head out to Neah Bay / straits to get your Spearo on. The critters in the main sound are under a lot of pressure from pollution and sport fishing as it stands and we need all the breeding stock possible intact. I realize the regulation allow it but since you asked... There is a ...
by ljjames
Tue Sep 25, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Diving Education (Recreational)
Topic: diving in current
Replies: 11
Views: 1855

Re: diving in current

You might want to look a little bit more into this ‘tumbling’/destabilization, it might indicate you and your kit are way out of balance. It sounds like your buddy was not getting tumbled so perhaps discuss the experience with him and understand why he is more stable than you underwater. This compou...
by ljjames
Tue Sep 25, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Sixgill sightings: database?
Replies: 9
Views: 1510

Re: Sixgill sightings: database?

+1 I was part of a project at the Seattle Aquarium about 10 years ago as a volunteer diver where we set up a bait station and would tag sharks and take biopsy samples. They have been maintaining a database of sightings. When last I talked with Jeff Christiansen (SA DSO and biologist) he said that th...
by ljjames
Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What Kills Sixgill Sharks
Replies: 8
Views: 1066

Re: What Kills Sixgill Sharks

Reached out to a friend at the Coastal Watershed Institute in Port Angeles and she was able to send a couple interns over to the boat launch and they collected DNA sample and also the mesh bag for further investigation. Will be meeting them and getting the samples handed off to Seattle Aquarium staf...
by ljjames
Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What Kills Sixgill Sharks
Replies: 8
Views: 1066

Re: What Kills Sixgill Sharks

Likely this type of bag, m but apparently being the scavengers that they are will, they will poach from recreational traps anytime they can and it sounds like any of the bait bags could be bad news for sub-adult sixgill sharks. This is not a new concern, apparently there was discussion back in 2007i...
by ljjames
Mon Sep 10, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What Kills Sixgill Sharks
Replies: 8
Views: 1066

Re: What Kills Sixgill Sharks

Awesomeness! Thank you! Your picture is on its way to WDFW! If anyone else knows of a sixgill carcass currently accessible on any regional beaches it would be amazing if you could share that information here perhaps? I’ve been chatting with Jeff C. And if we could gather a small tissue sample and fr...
by ljjames
Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What Kills Sixgill Sharks
Replies: 8
Views: 1066

Re: What Kills Sixgill Sharks

Interesting. Thank you so much for posting. After the 4th (known of) stranding/wash up in a couple months I reached out to friend at the aquarium and he recommended that if the scientists can’t get there to do a necropsy that we check for exactly what you found. May I forward your picture on to them?
by ljjames
Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Local flight with a scuba tank - is it doable?
Replies: 15
Views: 2449

Re: Local flight with a scuba tank - is it doable?

Another work around is to get sidemount training and roll with a couple of 80’s with travel rigs (i know i know, blasphemy, but gets you more gas if you need it). Or use one on your back and one with travel rig as a stage bottle if you have the training. Lots of ways to skin the proverbial cat. I’m ...
by ljjames
Fri Aug 17, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: Question about inviting folks to dive classes
Replies: 7
Views: 1097

Re: Question about inviting folks to dive classes

Andrew is awesomeness people... He will likely be your new most enthusiastic northwest dive buddy... I highly recommend taking this class with him :D :joshsmith: :joshsmith: :joshsmith: :joshsmith: :joshsmith:
by ljjames
Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: As seen at Greenlife Festival in West Seattle
Replies: 3
Views: 620

Re: As seen at Greenlife Festival in West Seattle

Thank you guys so much for the kind words!!! I'll be sharing it at local senior centers, community centers and libraries (along with other topside videos) so if anyone has friends/family that might be interested, My pelican full of Oculus Go's will be available for booking Additionally it will be on...